For the last six decades the two italian super car producers have battled it out in an epic fight for the throne. It really is the perfect rivalry!
As many of you may know Ferrari was initially created as a race team and Lamborghini by a frustrated Ferrari Owner. Ferrari cars to this day breathes automobile racing while Lamborghini tend to be a little more on the “brutal, explosive street car” side of life.
Ferrucio Lamborghini stated early that Lamborghini Automobili would not take part in any factory supported racing. He considered it to be too draining on company resources.
Obviously times are changing and it’s time to get acquainted with a Lamborghini that never was intended for normal roads. The street illegal Lamborghini Sesto Elemento.
The name Sesto Elemento (‘sixth element’) is derived from the periodic table, where carbon is classified as the sixth element. It is based around a monocoque passenger cell that was manufactured in one shot. A monocoque basically means that a frame of an object is integrated in the objects external skin as opposed to an internal framework with a “non-load-bearing” skin.
Almost everything on the car, including the wheels, is made from a material called carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP). This brings down the weight to an amazing 999 kg, making it the lightest car ever to come out of the Lambo factory.
Combined with a V10 that delivers 570 hp the Sesto Elemento has a power-to-weight ratio of 1.75 kg per hp.
Put that in comparison to the new Ferrari F12 that has 2.1 kg per hp and the new Veyron that has 1 kg per hp.
Lamborghini promises a 0-60 in 2.5 seconds, performance that earlier only was delivered by Han Solos Millennium Falcon. Actually the interior of the Sesto elemento resembles that of the Millennium Falco!
I’m a huge fan of the bat mobile style exhausts, almost the same as we’ll see on the 918 Spyder.
While you check out this video by Brian Zuk, you can start researching which of the current owners you will have to bribe to aquire this car (all of the 20 produced have been sold).